Dundrum residents are being encouraged to submit their ideas on the future of the area before the deadline this Friday as part of a new Local Area Plan.
Local group Imagine Dundrum have been holding information meetings and said the response from locals have expressed suggestions such as a civic centre in the heart of Dundrum, reduced traffic on main street with a better pedestrian way, housing in the village for older people and downsizers, tree planting and a better general environment, and a more pleasant access way to Dundrum Luas station.
Along with other measures, Local Minister Josepha Madigan would like to see a new civic centre included.
“My vision for Dundrum is that of a vibrant community supported by a strong local economy. This includes a new Civic Centre for Dundrum for the benefit of local cultural and community groups in the area. This is a priority for me. It will strengthen local communities and should be at the heart of the new Local Area Plan.
“The Government has already given Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council access to €2.1 million in funding as part of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund in order to explore options for such a civic centre in the area. The Council should take advantage of this,” said Minister Madigan.
To ensure your views are heard, you can submit your ideas online at https://dlrcoco. citizenspace.com/planning/ copy-of-predraftdundrumlap-2019-2025/ or by writing to the Senior Executive Officer, Planning and HR Department, DLRCC. The submission deadline is Friday December 14 at 5pm.